Monday, September 16, 2013

Senior Derby and Club tourney at Flatiron CANCELLED

We hate to do this, as dozens of club members have busted themselves getting ready for the third annual derby, and a great turnout was expected.  But the floods got to us.

After inspecting Flatirons Reservoir and the roads into the Larimer County Parks and Open Space property Monday, organizer Ray Park reluctantly decided the senior derby would have to be cancelled.   The club tournament planned for Monday Sept. 23, will also not be held.

Northern Colorado’s natural resources have suffered enormous losses, many of which won’t be apparent for weeks or months.  The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife hatchery at Laporte, friends who have supported major club events including this week’s derby, was inundated by the Cache la Poudre.  And we know there’s major damage to the new River’s Edge Natural Area in Loveland, which the club had planned to support at a grand opening Sept. 28.  They’re going to have other needs for a long time.

As for the Senior Derby and our disappointed but understanding friends at area assisted living centers, we’ll put together another event  in 2014 that will knock their support hose off.

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